|Quiet space: Earlier this year, Đà Nẵng debuted its first reading space, the Green & Brown Bookstore, comprising a library, a bookstore and a coffee shop on Trần Cao Vân Street. Photo vtc.vn|
ĐÀ NẴNG — The central city of Đà Nẵng will start construction of a first public book park for the community in An Hoà living quarters in Sơn Trà peninsula in May.
It is the first cafe and open air book reading centre that the city will open for free among the community.
The centre will be built on 1,000sq.m with a total investment of US$57,000, of which the Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) sponsored US$50,000.
It combines a green park for children and creates more space for readers and extra entertainment sites.
The city plans to open a book street for local people and tourists later this year.
Earlier this year, Đà Nẵng also debuted its first reading space, the Green & Brown Bookstore, comprising a library, a bookstore and a coffee shop on Trần Cao Vân Street and houses 10,000 books.
Readers can borrow and buy books, and sit down to read with a cup of coffee in a quiet space.
Last year the city opened a new municipal library building on Bạch Đằng Street.
Đà Nẵng will be the third city in Việt Nam to design a book street after HCM City and Hà Nội. VNS